Bray back in action in the US this weekend
Kiwi karting international Daniel Bray is back in action in the United States this weekend, contesting the third and fourth rounds of this year's SuperKarts USA Pro Tour at the big Summernationals meeting at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah.
Bray 24, is the defending Pro Tour S1 Pro Stock Moto class champion and heads into the weekend's twin-round meeting third in the 2012 points standings after the first two rounds of this year's SuperKarts USA Pro Tour in Phoenix Arizona earlier this year.
At that meeting works GP karts driver Bray - who commutes to and from the United States from his Auckland home - qualified third and finished third behind CRG pair Joey Wimsett and Fritz Leesmann in the first round on Saturday before qualifying on pole but being relegated from second to third place in the S1 Final at the second round on Sunday.
"It was an alright start to my title defense, but I'm a wee bit disappointed about being relegated from P2 to P3 on Sunday," Bray said. "They said I was blocking, but it was as much the track being such a hard place to pass on. If you had more pace than someone else there were a couple of places you could get by, but if you were the same pace there was really only one place and as far as I'm concerned I had it covered."
Class champion in 2010, Fritz Leesmann, and round one standout Joey Wimsett will again be the drivers Bray wants - and needs - to beat this weekend if he wants to keep his S1 class title defense hopes alive heading into the final round of this year's series at the annual SKUSA Supernationals meeting in Las Vegas in November.